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unafraid. can you always end with pandas. the story hosted by martha maccallum starts right now. "special report" online begins in five seconds. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> martha: hello, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this is the story live from the kentucky state fair in louisville. this week the president is taking his message back to the places where it resonates the most. the military in virginia, a rally in arizona last night. and an audience in nevada today. and here in louisville, home of the kentucky derby, land of mitch mcconnell and rand paul, the people that we spoke with have a far different take than those inside the beltway and in much of the media. the blue grass state went 62% for donald trump in november.
and while the nation reels over deep division the people that we spoke, to you can hear them responding here tonight, want the president to have a chance to do the things that he promised. watch. >> i just want to see, you know, i like to see the people in the white house stand up, these tax cuts will help so much to get the economy going. especially here in kentucky. >> martha: how about the wall. is that important? >> definitely got to build the wall. >> martha: you think the american taxpayers should pay to build the wall and congress should pay for it. >> it wouldn't bother me a bit. we pay taxes for everything else. why not. america comes first. >> martha: well, kentucky is at the crossroads of some of the most pressing issues in the nation. there is the fight to combat our opioid crisis. just this week the city of louisville filed a federal lawsuit against three major drug distributers and accused them of having a role in what's happening out there. and then there is the bitter nationwide debate over the removal of confederate
monuments which was first sparked by the deadly protest in neighboring virginia. today the city of charlottesville covered a statue of confederate general robert e. lee as a sign of mourning for the woman who was killed, heather heyer while cities across the country are grappling with the fallout. [chanting] [screams] >> it's very unfortunate that the national discussion in the wake of charlottesville has evolved into this type of vandalism. >> martha: last night president trump addressed this issue again. here's that. >> what happened in charlottesville strikes at the core of america. it's time to expose the
crooked media deception and to challenge the media for their role in fomenting divisions. and yes, by the way. -- and yes, by the way, they are trying to take away our history and our heritage. you see that. [crowd boos] does anybody want george washington statue? >> no. >> no. is that sad? is that sad? the lincoln to teddy roosevelt, i see they want to take teddy roosevelt down, too. they are trying to figure out why. they don't know. they are trying to take away our culture. they are trying to take away our history. and our weak leaders, they do it overnight. >> martha: so one of those very communities in lexington, kentucky which is
considering removing midshipmens, white nationalists are already threatening to protest if the city does that and that is where we find matt finn 90 miles from here reporting tonight for us live in lexington, kentucky. hi, khat. matt. >> good evening, martha. one of the leaders of the extremist white nationalist groups that protested in charlottesville, virginia said they will host a rally in lexington to protest the removal of one of two confederate statues behind me. lexington was thrown into the national spotlight when democratic mayor jim gray tweeted out plans to speed up the removal of the two civil war era statues here. matt bevin says racist riots are disgusting and if the residents here want the statues removed he will respect the will of the people. is he concerned removing the statues erases lessons learned from miss history. listen to the governor in a radio interview and lexington mayor's responds.
>> i absolutely agree with the sanitization of history. >> we are absolutely not sanitizing and we are not destroying. we are putting these statues in the proper context. out of the center of the city where they are being glorified today. >> very strong mixed opinions about the statues. many people spoke out in favor of removing them at a council meeting and we also spoke to some residents in a neighborhood where the statues might be moved. >> i just think that we have lived with them where they are for so long and i just don't think we can erase our history. i don't want to move them. >> put yourselves in my shoes. let's pretend that you are the victim of an abuser and basically that's what they represent to us. would you like for the abuser to be honored? >> but if it will calm things and restore some
calmness to the area, then i would say if we can move them, but i wouldn't be in favor of destroying them. >> lexington's council voted unanimously in favor to remove the statues from here in downtown, lexington. they gave themselves 30 days to decide where the statues will go. tonight we are one week into that 30-day period. martha? >> martha: all right. we will be watching, matt. thank you very much. as lexington takes steps to remove these two monuments, i spoke to people here in louisville who are dealing with statue controversies of their own. watch this. >> my feelings are it's all history. at this time we need to come together as a nation. that is history. we leave history alone. and what i don't understand is now we are going after history where we haven't done it in the past 25 years. but this time in the last seven months we go after history. and i think it's got a lot to do with president trump. >> someone is offended by every different type of statue or whatever, i just think it's crazy.
it's just crazy. it's part of our history. it should be looked at that way and not as something bad. >> martha: republican congressman thomas massey has represented kentucky for almost five years and reynolds is president and ceo of the louisville urban league. her organization has been working to remove the confederate monuments from kentucky. welcome to both of you. it's great to be with you here in louisville. thank you for having us. let me start with you. you listened to what the people were saying today who i spoke with and also the congresswoman who was part of that. do you understand where they are coming from? >> i think that black people have never been guilty of attempting to sanitize history. the reality is that those in the majority and not even all but these folks who have erected these statues to celebrate people who were murderers, who were treasonous willing to die in
order to save slavery. if you think about it, we are talking about putting statues up. it's almost as if they want to do that as if they wish the south had one. they wish the war had a different outcome. it makes no sense. the idea that we're the ones who are attempting to change history, it is absolutely insane. and the other part of it is, you don't have to have a memorial or a statue to be able to teach history. i think history is very important. it's the only way that you keep from making the same mistake. that being said, we can do that in a school setting, in a museum setting. you don't have to have monuments and confederate flags to celebrate something that was so damaging. and so the idea that we are really attempting to be inclusive in this country, not -- clearly not. we have, i think, people have dehumanized black people and the black experience so much that there is no ability to even see what this kind of -- what kind of damage something like this can cause. so it's not about not talking about our history and not talking about what
we have lived. we need to. and we want y'all to do that. we want all of us to do that together. but to celebrate people who were willing to die to keep an entire people enslaved, no. those statues need to come down. >> martha: that's a very interesting take, thomas. you listen to what is sadiqua says. you understand the argument on your side. there is the other side of it the most divisive battle in our history. were young men on both sides saw that they were fighting for their state, they were fighting for the people of their state, and, you know, they were trying to preserve what they were told was the right thing to try to preserve. do all those need to come down and is the manner in which some of these coming down disturbing to you? >> you know, i think vandalism is very bad thing. i agree with president trump
and matt bevins. this is part of our complex and interesting history. here in kentucky, which was a border state in the civil war. >> martha: and a neutral state. >> and so for 150 years we have had confederate monuments and union monuments peacefully coexisting in this state. as i grew up here in kentucky, looking at those monuments and asking, you know, the adults questions, what happened here? why are these monuments here? i think it's instructive and an important part of our history, i would hate to see these monuments all be taken down. >> martha: if it's neo nazi movement, this crazed movement that has unfortunately adopted this as their cause. so when people see them, these horrific individuals standing next to them and chanting these things that, you know, cut to the core of every one of us when they listen to these words, it's unfortunate for your argument that they have co-opted this fight. >> and with all these monuments, kentucky is one the most uneducated states in the country.
so if we were really about teaching history, why don't we do that? i mean, people can stand beside these monuments, in front of them and march and chant about wanting to celebrate the way things used to be, but they don't know their history even with the monuments there. i think we should be talking more about how we can change our community, our country, how we can bring people together. this doesn't help to do. that it's very divisive. >> martha: can i ask you both a question the president raises about george washington, about thomas jefferson. where do you draw the line? >> i don't draw the line. listen, i'm interested in telling the real story about our history. >> martha: history is ugly. and some people who did some very good things did very bad things. >> they were rapists. he this were willing to die. you said they recognized people. they didn't recognize us as human beings. so those statues still standing. i mean, it is -- it is not sort of, it is absolutely,
thomas jefferson. >> martha: would you take down jefferson memorial just as an example and i have got to go. >> listen, i don't care. you are going to learn history, you are going to learn history whether you have monuments or not. those monuments are disrespectful and they need to come down. we are a part of this country and we deserve to have the respect when we walk through the street. we should not see monuments like that. >> it's a slippery slope. >> slide down. >> where does it end? >> it ends with justice. those monuments, those statues represent. >> are we taking down the jefferson memorial? >> martha: i have got to cut you off. thank you very much for bringing your viewpoint. >> take them down. >> i hope not. >> thank you. >> martha: president trump making waves last night in phoenix. as he took aim once again at the media. watch this. >> so the -- and i mean truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media, they make up stories.
>> martha: and so they hit back pretty hard, challenging his mental fitness. we're going to show you that back and forthcoming up. plus reports of tension between the president and kentucky's own senator majority leader mitch mcconnell. so where does this so-called feud stand right now. can breaking news tonight on those two men. also, we will take a closer look at escalating epidemic in this country, opioid crisis that has hit home in such a potent way here in kentucky. but, first, we go to break with music from larry stuart who is joining us tonight, lead singer of the country pop band reckless heart which played at the president's inauguration. there he is thanks, larry. ♪ why does it have to be wrong or right ♪ why does it have to be one way or the other ♪ won't somebody please, please tell me ♪ why does it have to be black or white ♪ why don't we have to hurt one to lo another ♪ oh tell me why ♪ why does it have to be
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of us. all of us. all of us. but they don't report it. they just let it go. the media can attack me, but where i draw the line is when they attack you, which is what they do. when they attack the decency of our supporters. >> martha: vintage president trump last night during the campaign style rally that happened in phoenix taking a page really out of the old playbook from the campaign trail. he hit the media very hard as you saw there. he spent about 17 minutes, more than that, rehashing his speeches about charlottesville, almost line by line. and then artfully dodging some direct criticism of senators mccain and flake of arizona while essentially calling them out. the president's critics had a field day following the speech. watch this. >> he is unhinged. his speech was without thought. it was without reason.
it was devoid of facts. it was devoid of wisdom. there was no graph gravitas. there was no sanity there. >> i questions his ability to fitness to be in office. >> rhetorical disaster not only this country and political discourse. >> that is not normal. that is not sane behavior. >> martha: so the good people at the fair today were pretty clear on where they fall on this fight. watch this. >> i truly believe that the media, a lot of the media tried to divide the country and keep it going and keep the hatred toward trump and everything else. >> i think we just need to move forward. >> i think our president has a lot of uphill battles to fight. and i really think sometimes that the press is causing us some of the problems because they don't want him to succeed. >> what do you think when people say that, you know, he is racist or that he is. >> not at all. >> martha: not stable or not
fit for office? >> not at all. >> martha: so joining me now krystal ball is louisville resident and executive director of people's house project. ralph al investo alvedo councilr trump. great to see you all. in your home state. > thanks for having us. krystal, i don't know where those people have been the last couple years. i don't think we haven't seen we haven't seen before from the president but they are all shocked. >> that's a great point. this is exactly who he was and who he has been and who he is going to be. i think it's hard to wrap your head around anyone, let alone a president of the united states who in the wake of the tragedy that we had in charlottesville an american woman being murdered in an american town can't seem to make the incident 'anything other than himself. that's what this is all about. how his grievances, how
unfair his treatment was. look, i have plenty of criticisms of the media. i think they do go out of their way to have quick ratings hits without focusing on at love the issues that matters most to americans. that's all true and that's all fair. but this president can't seem to get past the smallness of himself to try to bring the country together. i think that is continually shocking to see. >> martha: we did talk to some people today, ralph, i would like him to spend less time rehashing the speeches and less time talking about himself and more time talking about the things we care about. those are people who were big supporters. >> i think he needs to be focusing a bit more on the future. what you heard yesterday was a spilling over of frustration. not only his own frustration but the voice you heard there is the frustration of everybody throughout the country. i think people in general this man got elected with that frustration coming out. when he continues to go to those rallies and get in front of those crowds, people respond to him. they hear his words. they respond. you heard those comments earlier today about people saying that they support him and believe in what he has to say and what the media
has to say. but that frustration you are hearing from him is what other people are thinking as well. >> martha: i was particularly struck by james clapper who just as a point of history there has been times when he was forgetting things that he should have known in his position as dni. he was given flack for that by the media and everybody else. to be questioning the president's fitness. to be saying that he is looking for a way out, how is that helpful? how is that helpful for the country? how is that helpful for, just the respect for the office in general? >> i think it's a remarkable statement on just how far this president has departed from what we expect of an american president. he is no longer on the campaign trail. right? now he can't just speak to his base and his supporters who you are absolutely right loved probably almost everything that he said last night. but he also has to be president of the mother and father of that woman who was killed by a car. >> martha: i agree with you. look at other examples like
the dallas police officers the other people who have lost their lives in tragedy that is based in the divide that we feel in this one can tri, ralph. there are plenty of examples, unfortunately we can all point to. you can also look back at president trump who was also accused and it doesn't make either of them right of speaking to his base, of speaking to the people who wanted to hear what he wanted to say to them. >> right. and i think, like i said, i mentioned earlier i think a lot of that is the frustration. let's face it a lot of the issues we are seeing in the media right now have been around for a very long time. this has been going on in our country whether it be the smaller areas getting more focused in the media. i think people are feeling like they are trying to pin this on president trump. >> martha: my sense today is that kentucky would vote for this president all over again if the election were held tomorrow. do you agree? >> i think. so because i don't think democrats have done our job to offer something better. >> martha: democrats have a difficult time raising money [applause] >> i think the same thing. i represented local state and senate district. i talk to people almost every day. people find it frustrating.
they feel like he is not being given a fair shake and given an opportunity to do what he can do. they have to the to give him a chance to get into office and get people appointed he is wanting for government. >> control of the house and senate. >> martha: republicans including senator mitch mcconnell. so you know. they are going to patch that up though. got news coming up on that. thank you to both of you tonight. still ahead from the kentucky state fair as i just mentioned senator majority leader mitch mcconnell and president trump said to be in a icy standoff in recent weeks. >> i'm very disappointed in mitch. but, if he gets these bills passed, i will be very happy with him and i will be the first to admit it. >> martha: so is there a thaw coming? what we now know about the kentucky senator and what he said just hours ago. stick around. we'll be right back. ♪ when she cries at night ♪ and she doesn't think that i can hear her
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here asked some of his constituents what they think about him in this war of words that has been going on. watch this. >> you know, identifiable a mitch mcconnell fan all my life born and raised here. i'm disappointed in him. he is not being a true leader. and he should obey what the president is asking. work with the president. >> i think that mitch mcconnell for kentucky, that's how we get a lot of money back to kentucky is through mitch. >> martha: there is a mort that mitch mcconnell and the president aren't speaking to each other right now. what do you think about that. >> i say mitch needs to go. i'm sorry. he is not doing the agenda for donald trump. you know, he is the leader there. is he supposed to be getting these people together. >> martha: so tonight we do have some new developments and that is that the white house is setting up a meeting between the two men when congress returns for the session. here now is kentucky congressman thomas massey. good to have you back. >> thanks for having me.
>> martha: what do you think of all that? >> i knew there were going to be tough spots between the leadership the house and the senate when i heard his inaugural address. he was pretty tough on the deep swamp i will call it but this may surprise you but i want to take up for my senior senator here a little bit and contrast him with our speaker of the house. okay. we never even got to vote on a repeal bill in the house. what we voted on was on obamacare light. at least in the senate, senator mcconnell has given them four or five votes. what can you see over there is it's not just senator mcconnell. or it may not even be him at all. they don't even have 50 people over there who will vote to repeal obamacare. now, in the house, we don't have 218, which is the number we need to get to. but, you know what? paul ryan won't put the repeal bill on the floor. we have done a discharge petition to try and force that bill, that repeal vote on the floor because we still haven't had it. it's sort of like a hot potato. and it was in paul ryan's
hands for a while. and he passed the placebo. it wasn't a real repeal and gave it over to mcconnell. and now he has had several votes which demonstrate a lot of those senators aren't what they purport to be. >> martha: clearly the president is upset about what happened. i think he thought it was going to be easier to get things through since he hats a republican house and has a republican senate. last night he went after jeff flake who he is not a big fan of who wrote a whole book about why he doesn't like the president. here is what he said when he danced around using his name last night. watch this. >> and nobody wants me to talk about your other senator who is week on borders, weak on crime so i won't talk about him. [crowd booing] >> nobody wants me to talk about him. nobody knows hot hell he is. >> martha: here is a tweet that he sent out this morning. it wasn't enough that he sort of danced around the name and everybody knew exactly who he talked about
last night. this morning when i woke up i saw this phoenix crowd was amazing. packed house. i love the great state of arizona. not a fab of jeff flake, just in case you didn't get me last night. weak on crime and the border. some say that jeff flake is not on board with the agenda. and they are critical of him. so do you think the president would be wrong to try to primary him and try to get him out of there or do you think that these folks need to figure out a way to come together and find some common ground? >> maybe they are not going to find common ground on this issue but what i have learned serving in the house of representatives, there is 435 members, don't alienate any of them. not a single one. because you have to get to 218 on everything in the house. in the senate it's either 51 or 60, depending on what the issue is. if you alienate somebody over one topic then when you go to say infrastructure or tax reform, maybe senator flake will be there for the president on that vote. so, i just -- i don't think it's a good strategy for
developing consensus on the next issue. it might help to put pressure to get him to come along this time. >> martha: senator flake call him up and say let's work together. it does get personal. this is why we don't address each other by name. we say mr. speaker. >> martha: my good friend from kentucky. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> martha: still ahead tonight state attorney general andy beshear joins us on what he calls the single greatest threat facing kentucky. let me tell you something, it is in your home state, too. ♪ i'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine ♪ till time stands still ♪ until the wind don't blow ♪ winter day is just a st becaus.
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national coordinator for the fed-up coalition which you should look up and learn more about. good evening to both of you. >> good evening. >> martha: emily, tell everybody what happened. what happened to t.j. >> my son t.j. passed away five years ago from the drug opana. he made a bad decision in late teens and struggled with addiction. he became addicted very quickly. and ultimately lost his life. >> martha: he was with -- showing some pictures of your beautiful son he was with the kentucky national guard. i know how proud of him you were. it's so important for people to understand these are good kids. these are not kids -- these are your kids, my kids, everybody in your neighborhood. >> yes. >> martha: what do people not understand about that? how did you learn about what was going on? >> he just wasn't himself. and i eventually pushed him on a small issue, and he
confessed and told me what was going on. and he did go to treatment for a 30-day program at that time. i didn't know that that wasn't long enough or i didn't know about opioid addiction. and how much that affects the brain. >> martha: so these prescription drugs as we just pointed out they are prescribed in a massive amount. i know there are new regulations against these and have you done some things in kentucky to try to back off just handing out these slips of paper that can lead to people's deaths. >> in some counties in kentucky, we have up to three opioid prescriptions for every man, woman, and child in that county. and when you look at heroin users, 80% start with abusing prescription pills. what families need to know is the medicine cabinet may be the most dangerous place in their house. 70% of people who abuse and/or become addicted
through this type of medication is getting them from a family or a friend. we have to cut off that tie. but we also have to clean out those medicine cabinets. >> martha: have you a way to do that? >> we do. yesterday we announced our kentucky opioid disposal program which is the first time that kentucky families can safely dispose of them at home. we have a pilot program where we are putting out 50,000 packets. each of these can deactivate 45 opioids where we may be able to deactivate 2.2 million opioids in just one pilot project. just think, you know, we deal with the hopeless myth a lot. if we can clean out every single medicine cabinet. if we can get rid of all of those unused opioids. i think we can reduce the rate of addiction. >> martha: emily, what's your message? what do you want people at home to think about this issue before we go. >> these drugs are very, very dangerous. highly addictive. hydrocodone is almost the exact same chemical makeup
of heroin. your child gets injured. they get their wisdom teeth taken out. you need to be extremely cautious with pain medication. >> martha: so glad you said that. they send this home, take this as a pain really bad. doesn't need these things. >> kentucky passing laws get fewer upfront. that's a very good thing. if we can then get rid of. >> martha: no brainer. >> cut down on the supply. we always try to cut down on the supply of street drugs. this is a chance to cut down on the supply of the prescription drugs. but emily's work on opana, er taking a very dangerous drug and preventing it continuing on the market was pretty amazing. >> martha: emily thank you very much. emily waldron and andy beshear are a. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> martha: still ahead tonight, the president has strong words for those inciting racial violence in this country. >> tonight, this entire
arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs who perpetrate hatred and violence. >> martha: and as charlottesville mourns the young woman who was killed in those protests, espn is facing backlash tonight for how they chose to respond to this. this is just going to blow you away what they did at espn when we come back ♪ they say the girl has got a heart of stone ♪ that rock won't roll ♪ visit alz.org to join the fight. for 100 years, heritage and innovation have made gillette the #1 shave in america.
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named robert lee from a game in charlottesville because he has the same name as the confederate general. and just think about the idiocy of that for one moment. and then this tensions spilling over in phoenix last night. a trump supporter was attacked as he was trying to leave. ♪ ♪ [shouting] >> martha: black man on the back of that truck as it pulled away was sucker punched by a guy who didn't like the fact that he was a trump supporter pulling out of there. that's unfortunately the country we are living in at least in some areas. joining us now kentucky agriculture commissioner ryan quawrl who holds the distinction of being the youngest statewide at 33 years old. krystal ball is back as well. welcome to both of you. >> thanks, martha.
>> martha: this espn thing, you know, i looked at this and i thought it's just -- is this what we have come to? we are afraid of someone's name? the guy isn't going to be able to broadcast that sports event because his parents named him robert lee? >> it's just ridiculous example of people being hyper sensitive to an issue. i hope this serves as maybe a watershed moment where people can wake up and say political correctness has gone too far i think it's rather con descending to think that liberal fans would be wouldn't be able to distinguish between a long dead confederate general and asian sports commentator. it's completely over the top and silly. >> martha: it goes to this issue that you brought of, brian, of hyper sensitivity what i fear is it bleeds into so many things. you think about microaggressions on college puss and now manifests
itself in the statue. i understand both sides of the statue issues. we had a great discussion earlier tonight about it. but we can't be so thin skinned that we can't talk about things anymore. >> yes. >> that you are afraid to talk about things. >> i agree with that i think it's really important to try to consider things from other people's perspectives, right? and try to be sensitive to the things that maybe they would be sensitive to. what i worry about is when that bleeds into tarring people who haven't maybe thought through all these issues and didn't phrase things the right way as intolerant views. i think we have gone too far in that direction. it doesn't serve to bring people together. it serves to pull people apart. if you call someone a racist or even apply that. that's going to be the end of the conversation not the beginning. my concern with all of these issues is that it distracts us from the fact that wages are stuck, that healthcare is broken that we have a no jobs crisis in the country. those are the things that most people are thinking
about, not statues or sports commentators, frankly. you look at what happened to that poor man last night who has every right to go to the trump rally and to be able to leave there safely. but there is a egging on of this violence i think and it's dangerous. >> i think it's just a sad day in america where somebody, regardless of who they are, their background race and creed and whoever candidate they support can't go to a political function without fearing their safety anymore. that's something we need to come together and we need to have more dialogue about. i grew up on a farm. >> martha: what should we do. the president says we need to be unified and love each other. what should we do. >> we need to look to the president for leadership. this is an area where he has failed. charlottesville has been a missed opportunity if that regard. it feels sad. normally in kimes of crisis the country does come together and does heal. if the president is not going to do it. >> martha: he is asking. everyone needs to come together. you need to unify: if you
want a racist in the white house vote republican. how is that helpful. >> horrible and absurd. i think we are going to have to stop looking to washington for leadership. we have to look to ourselves and reach out to friends and neighbors who maybe disagree with us. but try to work together and solve problems in our community because it ain't coming from washington. >> we are at the kentucky state fair. this is the one time of year where people from all parts of life come to louisville and celebrate what's best about agriculture. the conversations i have had here on the fairgrounds have been positive. people being able to express their opinions without fear of being insulted. you know, kentuckyens want to know what's going on. how america and rural america helped to elect this president and i was proud to serve on the agriculture advisory board. he put a veterinarian in sonny perdue, secretary of agriculture. open up trade into areas that would previously not have beef into china. these are the positive things that don't necessarily get the media
attention that they should that this president is getting accomplished. >> martha: does he need to be given a shot, crystal? >> he has had plenty of time and plenty of shots. [crowd booing] >> he has republican control of the senate and republican control of the house of representatives. it's really on the republicans to get things done. he would rather spend his time on twitter and going back over the election results and rehashing media coverage and watching cable news than getting things done. >> martha: open dialogue. boos from the crowd. we are all about unity here. >> martha: all right. so kentucky state fair. we will show you what we saw today and what we ate when we come back. ♪ that goes beyond assuming ingredients are safe... to knowing they are. going beyond expectations... because our pets deserve it. beyond. natural pet food.
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it's a long way from new york, folks. ♪ ♪ so we ha tell me how to say louisville. >> louisville. >> louisville, right? i'm from new jersey. what should i not miss at the louisville kentucky state fair? did i say it right? louisville? >> yeah, louisville. >> martha: louisville. >> louisville. >> martha: what should i not miss at the kentucky state fair? >> oh, it's just a great time out here. we love to see fox news. i was really surprised this morning when i was watching. i told my wife we are going to get to see fox news when we go out today. >> martha: what do you suggest we see? >> the livestock are great. we saw the winning watermelon. 293 pounds, i think. >> martha: i want to see that. >> my kids enjoy all the state police and the local law enforcement. >> martha: so we just watched the sheep contest and now we are going to go over here and see some cattle. >> martha: her name is soul dream lady. she is just lovely.
we have lady wright over here. just relaxing. >> martha: what am i looking for if i'm a judge. >> you are looking for how much muscle, how wide they are over their rack. over their lion how long they are down in their lion and how much muscle they have down through their leg. those are the most expensive cuts of the meat. >> martha: do we have a winner here? >> this one will be going back in for the grand. >> martha: congratulations. good luck to you. >> thank you so much. >> martha: how many of these do you sell every year? >> a thousand. >> martha: a thousand? >> at least. >> martha: at least a thousand. ketchup the best part of the cheeseburger for me. ready? really good. what's not to like, right? a doughnut and a cheeseburger. so much fun. sums up the vibe here in louisville. they are taking on what i call alternative energy. check it out. powered by prayer, family, dreams and hard work.
thank you, kentucky. thank you for having us. and thank you to larry stuart. lead singer of reckless hard of providing music for us throughout the night. send me your thoughts or your story anything on your mind @ martha maccallum. see you back here. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to tucker carlson tonight. last night willing to force a government shutdown in order to get a border wall built. the crowd went crazy. everyone loved that except congress. steve king will be joining me for reaction to the president's speech. first, we almost didn't report this story last night because it seemed too absurd. it had to be a hoax one of those things you read on the internet and tell your brother-in-law. seemed el embarrassed. the cultural revolution the left hasn't become this